Grateful Dead Live at Providence Civic Center on 1978-05-14
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
Mississippi Half Step, Cassidy, They Love Each Other, Looks Like Rain, It Must Have Been The Roses, Me & My Uncle-> Big River, Brown Eyed Women, Let It Grow
Samson & Delilah, Ship of Fools, Estimated Prophet-> Eyes Of The World-> Drums-> Not Fade Away-> Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad-> Around & Around, E: U.S. Blues
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|crowd & tuning|
|Mississippi Half Step|
|They Love Eachother|
|Looks Like Rain|
|It Must Have Been the Roses|
|Me & My Uncle >|
|Brown Eyed Women|
|Let it Grow|
|Samson & Delilah|
|Ship of Fools|
|Estimated Prophet >|
|Eyes of the World >|
|Not Fade Away >|
|Goin' Down the Road >|
|Around & Around|
|Encore: U.S. Blues|
- 2010-07-12 10:34:53
- MAC > Nakamichi CR-5A > Edirol FA-66 > Wavelab > R8Brain > CD-Wave > TLH > FLAC 1644 Tagged. Transfer by Andrew F. 07/2010
- Providence, RI
- Run time
- <b>flac16</b>;AUD: 1x AKG D200E (mono recording) > Sony TC-153SD > Maxell UD-XLII 90's. Recorded from lower arena riser, first section to left of stage, Section 110 Row G. Taped by Tim Friend.
- Taped by
- Tim Friend
- Providence Civic Center
Subject: And so it begins...
That suspicion was confirmed after I heard my first 15 seconds of the Half Step opener that night in Providence. By then I knew that the question about a Grateful Dead concert had forever changed for me, as Joanie Begonias always says, from "Are we going?" to "How are we getting there?"
I was sitting behind the stage, and at some point in the Half Step coda Garcia crouched into a peeling run, and the crowd visibly rippled in response, as if it was a single organism. (As I came to know, it was.) I remember Not Fade Away, particularly, as an unhurried, genuinely exploratory journey we all took together (this was before the time of the rote crowd participation in NFA).
I turned to poor unfortunate Doug, sitting next to me with his DIY nitrous dispenser, and said to him "Look, I know it's night time, but doesn't it seem like it's day time in here?" After I said that to him for the sixth or seventh time, he patiently said "Just listen to the music play." So I did. And I am still listening, and playing, and my life has been informed and transformed by the Music and the community that grew around it.
As it happens, my first show was a pretty good one. The recording is excellent (thanks Dan and Charley), and the songs are well played. I don't know whether memories are real or constructed, but when I listen to this show, I can hear and feel the playfulness of the band, and my unbridled astonishment, come down through the years.
Subject: Great show. Good AUD.
Compared to the other auds available, this one has a little more on the "nice echo-y drums", and a little less of the "warmth and closeness", ie feels a little further from the stage. Phil's big in this though, which is cool.
Subject: Don't Sleep on this Show!!
The highlights: Half-Step opener is a monster, and is bracketed by a long and flowing Let it Grow to close the set. Second set highlights include a deep Eyes and excellent NFA, among others.
Subject: imperfect sound? so what; perfect show.
lest ye skippeth shows such as this one.
just reading the set list got me stoked,
and every tune is solid. energy! creativity!
Subject: monster of a show
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